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Cold Brew – What exactly is it?

Cold Brew is quite the buzz word these days.¬† You’ve probably tried it.¬† And if you have, you probably love it.¬† But what exactly is it?¬† And¬† how is it made?¬† Here’s everything you need to know about Cold Brew!

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It’s Brewed in Cold Water

Hence the name.  Cold brew coffee is actually steeped in room temperature or chilled water and never touches hot water.  This causes a much slower flavor extraction which contributes to the smooth flavor of cold brew coffee.

It Takes at Least 12 Hours to Make

Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coarse ground coffee in large paper coffee filters in water for 12-18 hours and then diluted to taste with water.  We make fresh batches over night so they are ready to be served each morning!

It’s HandCrafted

You won’t find our cold brew in a can.¬† It’s handcrafted by our own baristas to ensure it’s fresh!¬† That’s why there is limited availability based on what we make each day.¬† Come get it while it’s hot!¬† Errr….cold, we mean.

It’s not the same as Iced Coffee

Iced coffee is essentially normally brewed coffee that is chilled and then poured over ice.  It still has the same flavor as hot coffee and might taste more acidic or even bitter compared to cold brew coffee.

Cold Brew can be Customized

You can add flavored syrups or chocolate or caramel to cold brew.¬† It’s rich smooth flavor tastes great with vanilla, coconut or hazelnut flavors.¬† You can also add dairy or dairy alternatives if you prefer!

So now that you know what it is, then you have no reason not to try it!¬†¬† You’ll be pleasantly surprised.¬† Stop by one of our many locations today!¬† We think you’ll have a new favorite craving!

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Human Bean New Things we are Looking Forward to in 2017!

It’s a new year and there are lots of Human Bean new things that we are looking forward to! The Human Bean would also love to be a part of your journey this year and we have plenty to be excited about as we look forward to the next 12 months!

1. We are growing!

New Locations may be coming to a place near you! We are expecting to open 20 new drive-thru coffee franchise locations this year, with the first two to open this month in Canton, Ohio and Odessa, Texas! Fingers crossed that the next location will be coming to a place near you!

2. The Human Bean will have its very own App!

Now it will also be even faster to pull through any Human Bean drive thru coffee franchise location and order your favorite drink! You will be able to track your rewards and pay with our App! Stay tuned for the release this year and be one of the first to download your new favorite App!

3. We have new flavor combinations to debut every month as our Monthly Specials!

We’re excited about all of the creative and exotic flavor combinations out there and strive to bring something new to your taste buds every month of the year too! Plus we can customize our drinks to your taste buds upon request!

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4. Earth Day in April & Farm Friendly Direct Program!

Not only do we give away free re-usable shopping bags to all of our customers on April, 22nd, we also celebrate all the earth-friendly Human Bean new things that we do! All of our coffee is part of our Farm Friendly Direct program that helps global coffee farming communities. In past years we’ve helped coffee farmers in other countries come up with more sustainable and environmentally ways to farm and use land and water for their coffee crops and will also continue to find opportunities to do more in 2017!

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5. Country Crossings Music Festival in July!

Talk about Human Bean new things!  This year we are one of the sponsors of this 4 day national Country Music Festival that is going to be held in Jackson County, Oregon this year and it’s going to be awesome! Headliners Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and also Jake Owen plus Human Bean to fuel the event! www.cxfest.com. Time to get your boots ready and also time to buy your tickets!

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6. Coffee for A Cure in October!

Last year in 2016 we raised over $1,000,000 ($1,055,044.27 to be exact) to support local breast cancer organizations and we can’t wait to blow that number out of the water with all of your loyal support and Coffee for A Cure donations in 2017!

7. New faces & Loyal Customers!

We love meeting all of our Human Bean customers and especially look forward to making friends with those that frequent our locations often enough to know them by name and have their drink order ready when they pull up to the window. We look forward to seeing all of our returning customers in the coming year as well as also meeting all of our new customers trying The Human Bean for the very first time!

These are only a sample of all the things The Human Bean has going on throughout the year! Follow our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too to get all the details on what’s going on in your local area!

Human Bean Remodel for Original Ashland Location


THE HUMAN BEAN REMODEL IN ASHLAND, OR IS AN INVESTMENT TO BETTER SERVE CUSTOMERS


The Human Bean team is hard at work renovating drive-thru locations in Jackson County.  They hope to improve operations, visual curb appeal and also better serve coffee lovers in the Rogue Valley!

The first location to receive a complete Human Bean remodel is the original coffee stand that started it all back in 1998 in Ashland, Oregon. The Human Bean of Ashland paved the way for The Human Bean brand.  Most importantly it established the products, operations and customer service we all know and love today.

To see how we construct a new Human Bean remodel, view our video.

The new Ashland Human Bean remodel location was constructed with a prefab structure built in a nearby city and then moved by truck to the location.  It features a stone covered foundation, warm coffee & mocha colors and light fixtures decorated with The Human Bean’s steaming coffee cup icon. Next time you’re in the Ashland area, make sure to check-out the beautiful new building off Highway 99!

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Let us know what you think of the changes on our Jackson County Facebook page. We’d love your feedback! Also, stay-tuned for the next complete remodel- The Human Bean off Biddle Rd. by Dairy Queen in Medford is next!

Opening Soon, The Human Bean Missouri

The Human Bean Missouri will be opening soon and will also be the first in the state!

About the Human Bean

With a passion¬†for creating happy people and our love of coffee, we opened our first drive-thru espresso stand in Ashland Oregon in 1998. The demand for The Human Bean’s convenient, consistent and customer focused¬†brand¬†grew and soon after opening in¬†Ashland, we expanded to surrounding cities in Oregon and steadily grew to¬†nearby¬†states.

This season, we are excited to announce that we are bringing The Human Bean to state number 9 with the opening of our 58th location in St. Joseph, Missouri!

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Located along the Missouri River and about 60 miles north of Kansas City, St. Joseph is rich with history.  It is also home to almost 80,000 residents. Among those residing in St. Joseph is HB franchisee, Erin Albright-Milek.

About Erin Albright-Milek, Owner

Albright-Milek discovered The Human Bean while vacationing in Albany, OR. She fell in love with the¬†brand.¬† She was also¬†impressed by the qualified¬†baristas that took her order. Once she tasted¬†her Snowy Mocha with¬†The Human Bean’s signature chocolate covered espresso bean on top, she was hooked!

After visiting additional¬†locations and learning more about the¬†brand, Albright-Milek discovered¬†The Human Bean Franchise offered something special.¬†The fun atmosphere and positive spirit demonstrated by the baristas was contagious.¬†¬†“We¬†want to¬†offer the¬†same great experience in our area,”¬†said¬†Albright-Milek.

In addition, The Human Bean’s focus on community involvement excited and inspired¬†Albright-Milek. Since 2002, The Human Bean’s largest annual fundraiser, Coffee for A Cure, has raised over $850,000 for local breast health centers. Along with her interest in participating in Coffee for A Cure, “we’d also¬†like to show support for other organizations in our immediate area as well,” said¬†Albright-Milek.

Albright-Milek and her team are working hard to open their first stand on 4414 Commons Drive in St. Joseph by early March. Once they become great at what they do and establish The Human Bean within the St. Joseph community, they also plan to eventually expand the brand to the Kansas City area.

The Human Bean expects to continue this growth through approved franchisees that share the same determination and commitment to our goals for this exceptional brand. If you are interested in learning more about The Human Bean franchise opportunities in areas that remain available for development, please refer to the Franchise page.

Human Bean Food Drive

A big shout-out to everyone who supported our 6th annual Human Bean Food Drive on Friday, August 21st. Thanks to your help and generosity, the one-day fundraiser was a huge success!  We raised almost 4,000 pounds of food! These donations will make a difference in your communities by supporting local food banks when they need it most.

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A special thank you to all you football fans who gave 3 or more donations to our Human Bean food drive.  And to those who also and entered online for your chance to win a pair of college football tickets.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the reveal of the ticket winners.

The winners of our ticket raffle are…

  • The winner of (2) tickets to the University of Oregon vs. USC (University of Southern California)¬†game on November 21st in Eugene, OR is Staci¬†Wytcherley¬†from Grants Pass, Oregon!
  • The winner of (2) tickets to the Oregon State vs. Stanford¬†game on September 25th in Corvallis, OR is Daniel¬†Johnston¬†from Medford, Oregon!

Congratulations to both ticket winners! Your tickets will be shipped to the address you provided.  Feel free to contact us with any questions. We hope you enjoy the football games as they both should be very exciting!

Again and again, we are reminded of how amazing our customers are!  This Human Bean food drive was no exception. Thank you all for the support!

Cheers to Years of Coffee & Community

For Human Bean customers, there’s so much to be excited about¬†this summer at The Human Bean! As a matter of fact, many of our Human Bean locations are celebrating¬†business anniversaries.¬† The local communities we are in are important to the Human Bean.¬† Therefore they are doing so by¬†giving back to the most important aspect of their business, the Human Bean¬†customers they serve!

Grants Pass Customer Appreciation Day for 2nd Anniversary

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All¬†three Grants Pass, Oregon locations celebrated their second year¬†of ownership on July 1st. They promoted their anniversary as Customer Appreciation Day. The Human Bean of Grants Pass¬†recognized their loyal¬†Human Bean customers and was beyond excited to do so.¬† Equally important, the feeling was mutual. Grants Pass customers¬†were also happy to celebrate this day with their favorite baristas around. A regular customer from¬†Grants Pass ¬†commented on Facebook, “Thanks for the great service and for¬†always remembering my drink order even before I get there!” Congratulations on the anniversary Grants Pass!

Lake Havasu Celebrates 10 Years of Human Bean Customers

Other locations also celebrating noteworthy¬†anniversaries this summer¬†are The Human Bean of Lake Havasu City, Arizona as well as The Human Bean of Seaside, Oregon. The northern Lake Havasu City location is thankful¬†for 10 great years of great Human Bean customers.¬† They also¬†can’t wait to celebrate such a milestone with their recently opened 2nd¬†location on the south-side of town.

Seaside Celebrates 8 Years of Human Bean Customers

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The Human Bean of Seaside celebrates 8 wonderful years in August this year. Seaside franchisees couldn’t be prouder of the community involvement they’ve established there.¬† They¬†are also¬†bringing their same lively spirit to their Warrenton location which¬†opened last October.¬†‚ÄúWe try to separate ourselves by really standing out as a supporter of the community,” said Seaside franchisee.¬† Another successful year in business also¬†proves their efforts are appreciated by their Human Bean customers.¬†¬†Congratulations Seaside!

See what these locations are up to now on Facebook! Like their page to receive updates on specials, events and much more!

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The Human Bean Coffee Truck

Behold the newest addition to our Colorado stores, the Human Bean Coffee Truck!

The Human Bean Coffee Truck is making it even easier and more convenient to enjoy your favorite coffee from just about anywhere. Crafting the same Human Bean drinks you love, but on wheels, we introduce to you our new Human Bean Coffee Truck in Colorado!

About the Human Bean Coffee Truck

The coffee truck has many custom features including:

  • A flat panel TV/monitor that will stream CSU games so fans don‚Äôt miss a play while getting their coffee.¬† Plus an interior and exterior sound system with awning for better TV viewing.
  • A sunroof from which you just might see one of their baristas pop out!
  • Dual solar panels that serve as the fuel for onboard electronics.¬† They¬†will be the power source for a customer charging station called the ‚ÄúJuice Bar‚ÄĚ.
  • A front seat that converts to a desk for office work space.
  • Three ‚Äútowers‚ÄĚ on the rear of the unit and side panels that hide the wheels.¬† This¬†helps emulate the look of The Human Bean‚Äôs branded retail locations, disguising that it‚Äôs even a truck.

The Human Bean Coffee Truck is the first food truck to ever have an NSF Certified ‚ÄúCustom Liner within Food Preparation Areas.‚ÄĚ No other food truck can make this claim.

It is fully equipped with:

  • three espresso machines
  • one super granita machine
  • one smoothie machine
  • an ice machine
  • a large three-compartment refrigerator
  • an under-counter refrigerator, plus two drawers, three-compartment sink, hand sink, dump sink and NASA restroom!

It‚Äôs safe to say you won‚Äôt find a mobile coffee truck like this anywhere else.¬†And although The Human Bean Coffee Truck will primarily be stationed at CSU, it will take off from time to time to attend CSU games and other local events! To get your caffeine fix on your way to school or in between classes, stop by at the truck‚Äôs home base near Moby Arena on the Intramural Fields at CSU. As the ‚ÄúOfficial Coffee Sponsor‚ÄĚ of CSU Athletics, you will also find the Human Bean Coffee Truck selling drinks at sporting events throughout the year and at the concession stands of both Moby Arena and Hughes Stadium.

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The Human Bean Coffee Truck is excited to participate in upcoming¬†community events surrounding¬†Northern Colorado. This week, they’ll be serving up delicious drinks at their local¬†farmers market and summer concerts. So keep your eyes peeled¬†and like¬†The Human Bean Coffee Truck on Facebook because they want to know where you’d like to see them next!

Treasure Valley Human Bean Gives Back

For the third year in a row, Treasure Valley Human Bean locations raised funds and awareness.¬† They did so for a local and worthy children’s cause¬†called the¬†Jayden DeLuca Foundation!

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The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was established in 2008 in honor of Jayden Riley DeLuca.  Jayden passed away due to a cardiac condition when she was 2 1/2 years old. Her parents, Jeremy and Karalie Deluca, believe that Jayden made such a positive impact on the world.  The believe it is only fitting that The Jayden DeLuca Foundation do the same in her honor.

The foundation looks to promote awareness of cardiac diseases and also to aide in further scientific and medical research of pediatric heart conditions. They feel there needs to be more research and more time devoted to helping those who face this problem.

Sadly, the necessary technology that could have saved Jayden DeLuca didn’t exist when she needed it. Their hope is that soon, pediatric cardiac conditions will be completely manageable.  Or will be a thing of the past altogether.

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On Friday, June 26th, all 5 Human Bean locations in the Treasure Valley Human Bean region donated 30% of their daily SALES (not just proceeds).  The Jayden DeLuca Foundation was the recipient of this donation. The donations raised by this event will provide support and technological progress in the development of pediatric heart conditions. Thank you to all who supported Jayden DeLuca Foundation by generously donating or purchasing a tasty beverage on June 26th. With your support, The Treasure Valley Human Bean raised $3,100 for the Jayden DeLuca Foundation.

Celebrating Premium Espresso

espresso croppedThe Bean of the Month features online coffee & premium espresso varieties to help you discover a new favorite.  With many unique origins, blends and roasts to choose from, a bean as unique as you are is waiting to be found! This month, try any or all four distinctive espresso beans and also enjoy 15% off with the promotion code below.

Human Bean Premium Espresso

Sorano Espresso: This is our lightest roast espresso with subtle hints of berry and also toffee flavors. Aptly named after an ancient medieval town in Tuscany.

Teramo Espresso: Award winning espresso served in our stands. This classic medium roasted espresso blend combines dark chocolate with deep smoky accents too.

Trieste Espresso: Named after a well-known cafe in San Francisco, this balanced medium roast compliments a good book, cozy blanket as well as fuzzy socks.

SWP¬ģ Decaf Espresso:¬†Swiss Water Process¬ģ is a 100% chemical-free way to remove 99.9% of caffeine from coffee and espresso beans. This gentle process maintains the distinctive origin and flavor characteristics to enjoy anytime of day or also¬†night. Learn more here.

Save 15% on all Human Bean premium espresso beans for the entire month of April. Use the promotion code Espresso1998 on the last step at checkout to receive your discount. Shop now.

Mochas for Men

Mochas for Men Donates Locally for Men’s Health

Our passion for giving back to the communities we serve inspired us to create the 1st annual Mochas for Men. At the Human Bean, we are passionate about creating happy Human Beans. Each drink on our menu is crafted from the best ingredients and served by talented and friendly baristas. To top it off, the Human Bean believes in doing good both globally and locally.

On Friday, Nov. 21st, EVERY mocha enjoyed helped¬†support local men’s health. For every mocha purchased, the Human Bean pledged to donate $1 toward providing screening and follow up care to men in the communities we serve. Together, our wonderful customers enjoyed over 5300 mochas and we raised over $5300 to support men’s health!

In anticipation for the big day,¬†we featured 2 delicious mochas all November called “the Gent” and “the Lumberjack”.¬†The Gent mocha was¬†inspired by delicious¬†chocolate turtles and it’s recipe called for sweet praline & caramel flavors.¬†The Lumberjack resembled a peanut butter cup and combined¬†creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate. Our customers loved both the Gent and the Lumberjack and we received countless raves about how good¬†they tasted. Don’t worry, these¬†mochas are still available to order if you missed them last month!

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The day of Mochas for Men was incredibly rewarding and fun. Our customers showed their overwhelming support by treating themselves and their loved ones to yummy mochas all day. Also, many of our baristas  dressed up and decorated cups to make the event fun and help spread the word.

Thank you to everyone involved in making our 1st annual Mochas for Men a success. Your support makes it possible for us to give back and make a difference in the communities we serve. Just another reason the Human Bean is more than just great coffee.